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STR Regulations Found Unconstitutional in Texas:

Renting Property is a Fundamental Privilege of Property Ownership

Understandably, COVID-19 has certainly slowed the demand for short-term rentals (STRs). In fact, at least one county in North Carolina has prohibited STR operators from renting their properties to out-of-county and out-of-state guests while the state is under the stay-at-home order. However, once COVID is far behind us and people are comfortable traveling again, I suspect local governments will continue to explore options for regulating these properties. And for those local governments, there is a case in Texas that is worth following: Zaatari v. City of Austin, 2019 WL 6336186 (Tex. App. Nov. 27, 2019) Read More

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